Objects of Desire

As the mother of boys who loves sports, it’s all about the sneakers.  They know what they want and they “must” have them.
Black & Yellow Zigs, 201
Acrylic on canvas
10″ x 10″
These are Nate’s.  He is like a puppy with BIG PAWS that he will grow into.  He bought these with his birthday money from Grandma and Grandpa, promised to take care of them. Of course, I still find them laying all over the garage floor.  Fortunately, Dini has not used them (yet) as a chew toy.

Here’s a pair of Scott’s tried and true winter boots that were not so lucky. He has had for 20+ years.
Unfotunately, they did not escape Dini’s radar this year.  Scott was not too happy.
He takes VERY GOOD care of his things as you will see in a future post.  Luckily, he likes Dini
(at least for the time being.)  Nanci, the wife in me feels badly that Dini got them.  Nanci, the artist, sees this as a compelling subject for my Walks thru Life: Shoe Portraits Series.
Have you ever lost a favorite pair of kicks to a pooch? 
I know my friend Shelly has (achem, right Lor?!) Sorry, sore subject.  


  1. Evelyn
    February 24, 2011

    Nanci – these are such fun to look and (and read) – the year of my accident, I got a brand new pair of Uggs for Christmas – fancy leather and suede ones that had lug soles and were perfect for working at the farm but also fashionable – less than a month later, the left one had to be cut off my foot! I considered keeping them anyway, but they got sacrificed in the moving purge. xo

  2. Nanci Hersh
    February 24, 2011

    That is tragic in a non tragic way if you get my drift! I so remember that year, visiting you in the carriage house.
    Hope you are all healed… and that your Uggs know they were loved, albeit for a very short time!
    G;ad up enjoy my posts, I love reading the comments, so thank you!


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